ISLAMABAD, SANA- At least 27 people were killed and 87 others injured in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods and other rain-related accidents in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.
According to a report released by the NDMA on Wednesday evening, the country’s southern Sindh province was the worst-hit region with 15 killed and 27 others injured, followed by the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province which reported seven deaths.
Moreover, 69,438 houses have been destroyed, the report added.
The total death toll in Pakistan from this season’s monsoon rains since mid-June has risen to at least 1,191, along with 3,641 injured, the NDMA said.
The NDMA said that 118,247 people have been rescued since the beginning of the crisis, adding that the total number of districts affected by the floods reached 80.
Additionally, 1,106,359 houses, 5,063 km of road, 243 bridges and 173 shops have been destroyed, while an estimated 731,818 livestock have perished in the rains across the country, it said.
Rescue and relief operations by the NDMA, other government organizations, volunteers and non-government organizations were underway in the flood-hit areas.
Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri